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Dog attacks boy near Lauderdale; child's family, neighbor help save him
When a dog pounced on a boy and began biting him, the child's relatives and a neighbor rushed to the boy's aid, witnesses say.

Hounds in costume join Easter bunny at Doggie Egg Hunt
These hunters used their eager noses, framed by whiskers resembling the Easter bunny's, to sniff out treats during a non-traditional egg hunt. It proved to be a howling good time.

Is wider race probe of Fort Lauderdale police needed?
Overt racism is easy to spot and condemn. For instance, cops spewing racial slurs and making a video that seems to take perverse delight in showing a black man being bitten by a police dog and President Obama depicted with gold teeth.

Bill gives high school athletes options on where to play
High school athletes could act almost as free agents if a bill that reforms the Florida High School Athletic Association passes through the Legislature.

Broward judge rebuffs demand he remove himself from massive caseload
Prosecutors have called for a recently elected Broward circuit judge to remove himself from nearly 1,000 criminal cases because he showed favoritism to a defense lawyer.

Climate change: State lags whether phrase banned or not
Whether or not Florida Gov. Rick Scott banned the phrase "climate change," there's no question the state has not made the issue a priority.

Hollywood gets its wish; homeless trek north
Like ragged refugees seeking a promised land, a mass exodus of Hollywood's homeless hit the road for an undisclosed northerly destination shortly after noon Friday.

NAACP opens call center to root out racially-biased police work
Local citizens who believe they've been victims of racially-biased police now have a path to pursue justice: an NAACP-run call center that will log public complaints.

Fort Lauderdale police officer subject of investigation
A road patrol officer with nearly two decades on the job was relieved from duty with pay after an internal affairs investigation began in January.

Creek death fuels debate over cops and stun guns
Calvon "Andre" Reid was an unarmed man who, during a showdown last month with Coconut Creek police, was repeatedly hit with a Taser stun gun.